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El Gaucho Tacoma

2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3003
+1 253-272-1510
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chateaubriand” (14 reviews)
“steak” (80 reviews)
“bananas foster” (15 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3003
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Reviewed 1 week ago

El Gaucho is clearly the best restaurant in Tacoma and surrounding area. The ambience is excellent highlighted by evening piano music. The fine dining service is outstanding--a well dressed service that is hard to find in the US. The food is very good, but not...More

Thank daggertravel
Sivi M, General Manager at El Gaucho Tacoma, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

This is fantastic to hear, thank you so much for coming in. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is absolutely fantastic! Although not cheap, I make a point of coming at least twice a year. Best steak you will ever have. Ceasar salad made right at your table.....incredible. Baked potato, hand "whipped" right at your table....incredible. Fresh fruit basket at the...More

Thank mikeyrod27
Sivi M, General Manager at El Gaucho Tacoma, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear you that you enjoyed a true El Gaucho Tacoma experience. We strive to deliver unparalleled service and exceptional food to our guests and always appreciate hearing their thoughts on the experience. We look...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

As soon as we walked into El Gaucho we felt an exquisite vibe. It was 5PM on Sunday and the bar/lounge area was nearly full. We sat at the bar and were immediately intrigued by the selection of libations. Spencer attended to us immediately and...More

Thank cbell_13
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

After a miscommunication with friends led me on a long walk in search of Chardonnay and tasty food, I looked across the street and saw El Gaucho beckoning to me. The atmosphere was at once welcoming and a bit romantic. I sat at the lovely...More

Thank Pamila H
Reviewed 11 March 2018

The food was absolutely excellent. Escargot and Filet Medallions Oscar -delicious. But just as important was the service. The wait staff are excellent. Attentive and gracious. Yes it's pricey but they certainly try to make it a special evening for you.

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

It certainly is a five star experience. They had a thoughtful birthday card for my wife on arrival. the valet parking is very smooth. Dark atmosphere; need flashlights for the menu. They have a nice jazz pianist there that plays some Elton John and Billy...More

Thank rubberbubby
Reviewed 26 January 2018

You walk in through a small door on the sidewalk that doesn't show anything about the place. When you get in, it is dark and then it becomes beyond belief. It is beautiful, romantic and the food is wonderful!

Thank Gloria W
Reviewed 22 January 2018

When you first walk in, you have to adjust your eyes to the darkness, but once you adjust, you are transported to a different time and place. Reminiscent of an upscale eatery of the 1920's. The ambiance is romantic, the food is pricey, but worth...More

Thank RNforPEDS
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Beautiful restautant. Makes you feel special the moment you walk in. Daily specials and pricing after 9 pm. the banana foster is amazing!

Thank treith
Reviewed 20 December 2017

I was there with a large group for a business function. The food was great. The wait staff was great. The wine was great. An overall great evening which everyone enjoyed. Make sure to utilize the valet parking which is free of charge to restaurant...More

Thank Offthecouch65
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Questions & Answers
24 January 2018|
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Response from Jimmy C | Reviewed this property |
Sure there are about 15 seats at the bar and you are welcome to eat there anytime. Outside of happy hour you will have to pay regular price for food and drink. Full menu is available.
Shannon C
23 April 2017|
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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no dancing at El Gaucho. They have live piano music that plays in the bar, though.
18 September 2016|
Response from Linda T | Reviewed this property |
I don't own the restaurant; you need to ask them who their supplier is.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3003
    (Between S 21st & S 23rd Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-272-1510
  • E-mail
For years, discriminating diners have trusted the establishments of Paul Mackay to turn landmark occasions into lasting memories. At El Gaucho Tacoma, you and your guest will be treated to the ultimate dining experience, including the attentive tableside service that is the Mackay hallmark. Step back in time to an era of uncompromising service and total indulgence, where the smallest of details are considered the most basic ingredients of your visit. We set the stage for an extraordinary event that will exceed your every expectation.
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